Ant-Man

Walt Disney Pictures Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence. Running time: 115 minutes. Three stars out of four. The end of the world isn’t nigh, for once, in “Ant-Man.” Sure, there are stakes. This is a summer blockbuster, after all. It has to make us care about something of consequence. But the overwhelming, self-serious sense […]

San Andreas

Warner Bros. Pictures Rated PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language. Running time: 114 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. The question isn’t whether “San Andreas” is ridiculous — of course it is, it’s a disaster epic about earthquakes devastating California — but rather, how effective is […]

What the Flick?! — Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Machine gun-toting apes barreling on horseback through the fiery streets of San Francisco? Yes, please. Matt Reeves’ movie is pretty bad-ass — thrilling, terrifying and vividly rendered — but it also features some intimate moments of real emotional poignancy. We all dug it, although Alonso was less wowed than Ben and I were.

What the Flick?! — Blue Jasmine

We’ve always depended on the kindness of strangers, but especially in our What the Flick?! review of Woody Allen’s latest, “Blue Jasmine.”